Upcoming Speakers [see more ... ]

April 2, 2015 - Jason Riley
Wall Street Journal editorial board member,
on his book "Please Stop Helping Us: How liberals
make it harder for blacks to succeed"

Gene Epstein's review in Barron's: www.tiny.cc/Jriley
NYC Junto Newsletter
written by Iris Bell on February 23, 2015
* Junto meeting Thursday, March 5, 2015
* NEW   Junto speakers through November 2015
* NEW   Yaron Brook, "Is Inequality Unfair?" Tue., Feb. 24
* NEW   Bastiat Society with Alan Dlugash, Tue., Feb. 24
* NEW   Cyrano de Bergerac, Victor Herbert, Thu., Feb. 26
* NEW   Stake in Israeli/Palestinian conflict, Wed., Mar. 13
* NEW   NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sunday, March 29, 3:00pm
* NEW   Op-ed by Nina Teicholz, a March debater at Junto
* NEW   Mark Cuban on Net Neutrality and Ayn Rand
* NEW   How the world turned against Israel explained 
* NEW   "Hamilton" a play about our coolest Founding Father
* NEW   Online lectures, Leonard Peikoff, "Eight Great Plays"
* NEW   Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship
* NEW   Ayn Rand on Columbia University's campus radio 
* NEW   "The Moral Case for Fossil Fuel" narrated by Epstein 
* NEW   Articles on Ayn Rand and Objectivism on the web 
* NEW   Savvy Street: flourishing, science, art, commerce
* NEW   Launching Ayn Rand Institute Europe
* NEW   Forget net neutrality, focus on fiber, Andy Kessler
* NEW   "Atlas Shrugged" filmmakers financing for 15 movies
* NEW   "Lunch Break" short stories, reminiscent of O. Henry
* NEW   Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about Islamic threats to the West 
* NEW   Cato and free banking   
* NEW   Hong Kong civics class puts Beijing on edge
* NEW   How Aristotle Invented Science, book and YouTube
* NEW   Henry Mark Holzer's blog legal, political commentary
* NEW   Political cartoon explains why cartoonists are attacked
* NEW   The 20 hottest libertarian ladies of 2015
* NEW   Andy Bernstein's "Atlas Shrugged": Protecting freedom
* NEW   Free market & Objectivist local meetings, sites, podcasts
* Fred Cookinham's five Ayn Rand walking tours
* Read and post to Junto sites
* About Junto and this Junto newsletter

Junto focuses on free markets, Objectivism and investing.
It's a group that shares information, discusses current issues
and presents speakers.

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Nina Teicholz and John Mackey 
will DEBATE:
"An animal foods/low-carb centered diet is unhealthy 
compared with a 90+% plant-based diet that 
excludes sugar and refined grain products."

Admission free -- no reservation necessary
* We'll socialize from 7:00pm to 7:30pm
* 7:30pm moderator, Gene Epstein calls first for announcements
    of things happening before the next Junto. Then he asks for
    other announcements and for people to introduce themselves.
* The speaker begins promptly at 8:00pm.
* Most speakers will present their thoughts in several sections.
    Each section will have audience questions, discussions and
    rebuttal of the speaker's points.
* Discussions are intense but polite.
* The meeting will continue to 10:00pm or later.

General Society Library
20 West 44 Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues, NYC
near the Grand Central Terminal

* Junto meets on the first Thursday of every month
* Participation by all attendees is highly encouraged.
* 70 to 150 people attend most Junto meetings.

Nina Teicholz and John Mackey 
will DEBATE:
"An animal foods/low-carb centered diet is unhealthy 
compared with a 90+% plant-based diet that 
excludes sugar and refined grain products."
    Teicholz takes the negative and 
Mackey takes the affirmative.
    Teicholz, an investigative reporter. She spent nine years 
researching nutrition science for her book "The Big Fat 
Surprise: Why butter, meat and cheese belong in a healthy 
diet," a NY Times bestseller. 
    A "Best Book" of 2014 by the Economist, Wall Street 
Journal, Mother Jones, Kirkus Reviews and Library Journal, 
also "The Most Memorable Healthcare Book of 2014" by 
Forbes: www.tiny.cc/Health. 
    It's received rave reviews, including this one by the editor, 
British Medical Journal: www.tiny.cc/rave And her book is at: 
    Mackey is working on a book about healthy diet. He spoke 
at Junto in June 2013. He's co-CEO of Whole Foods Market. 
    His stores often have Dr. Fuhrman's Nutrient Density 
numbers on items on the salad bar. Fuhrman says 90% of the 
daily diet should be nutrient rich plant foods: www.tiny.cc/DrF  
Whole Food Market's healthy eating: www.tiny.cc/WholeFoodM

* Junto's audio podcasts since May 2014 at: www.tiny.cc/jPod
    Listen to the February 2015 Junto talk by Benjamin W. 
    Powell "Out of Poverty: Sweatshops in the global economy"
* The Junto Forum, read and post: www.tiny.cc/JuntoForum
* Visit Junto's site for information on current and past speakers,
    to listen to podcasts of previous Juntos, to read previous 
    newsletters and to sign up for the Junto e-newsletter: 
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Junto's founder and host is Victor Niederhoffer.
    Visit his site: www.DailySpeculations.com
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free marketers, Objectivists and investors.

Come to Junto, meet these upcoming speakers:

April 2    Jason Riley, Wall Street Journal editorial board 
member, on his book "Please Stop Helping Us: How liberals 
make it harder for blacks to succeed" Gene Epstein's review 
in Barron's: www.tiny.cc/Jriley 

May 7    Casey Mulligan on his book "Side Effects: The 
economic consequences of Obamacare" University of Chicago 
economist, his blog is "Supply and Demand (in that order):"

June 4    Janine Wedel on her book "Unaccountable: How elite 
power brokers corrupt our finances, freedom, and security"
professor in the School of Policy, Government and International 
Affairs at George Mason University:  www.tiny.cc/jWedel

July 2    Christopher Preble, "Wars of Choice vs. Wars of 
Necessity" Cato VP defense and foreign policy studies
Biography: www.tiny.cc/preble   His blog: www.tiny.cc/Pre

August 6    Tyler Cowen, economics professor George Mason 
University, director Mercatus Center. He's spoken at Junto more
than any other speaker. He blogs daily: www.tiny.cc/MarRev

September 3    Adrian Bejan inventor of constructal law. 
Speaks on his book, "Design in Nature: How the constructal law 
governs evolution in biology, physics, technology, and social 
organizations:" www.tiny.cc/Bejan   Article about his rhinking, 
A Mystery of Golden Ratio Explained: www.tiny.cc/Ratio

October 1    Victor Niederhoffer on new principles of 
speculation, with his collaborator Ayaka Kinoshita singer, 
songwriter from Japan: www.tiny.cc/singer

November 5    Richard A. Epstein spoke at Junto Sept. 2011 
and April 1997. Law professor NY University, adjunct scholar 
Cato, senior fellow Hoover Institution, senior lecturer University 
Chicago Law School. Legal Affairs poll: one of the 20 most 
influential legal thinkers. His tweets: www.tiny.cc/eTweets

Yaron Brook, "Is Inequality Unfair?" Tuesday, February 24
    A talk at Columbia University, 8:00pm to 9:00pm, free
203 Mathematics Building, 2990 Broadway at 116th Street
    We're told the gap between poor and rich has widened. 
Many decry the "injustice" of income and wealth inequality. 
    But is it actually a problem and are the proposed remedies 
truly just? What is a fair "distribution" of income and wealth? 
    Yaron Brook, president Ayn Rand Institute, takes on these 
and related issues, arguing that genuinely laissez-faire capitalist 
society is, in fact, the only system of fairness, that is, justice. 
    To RSVP click "going" at: www.tiny.cc/fair

Bastiat Society NY launchs with Alan Dlugash, Tue., Feb. 24
    6:30pm to 8:30pm, Marks Paneth, 36th floor,
767 Third Avenue, between 47 and 48 Street
    First meeting Bastiat Society of New York City. Alan, often 
at Junto, will discuss how ideas of Frederic Bastiat (1801-1850)  
can still be applied to current events. www.tiny.cc/Alan

Cyrano de Bergerac by Victor Herbert, Thur., Feb. 26, 8:00pm
    1899 operetta, fine acting, singing, piano and music. From
the Victor Herbert Renaissance Project, one night only. 
    View/hear a sample: www.tiny.cc/cyrano  120 West 69 Street 
$20 students, seniors, union members -- $35 adults

Why everyone has a stake in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict
Wednesday, March 13
    by Elan Journo, director Policy Research, Ayn Rand Institute
What many people think they know about the Israeli/Palestinian 
conflict is dead wrong. 
    Elan exposes the truth about this bitter clash. It is widely 
viewed as a fight over a narrow strip of land, by adversaries 
that each possess some legitimate grievances but also some 
marks against them. 
    But properly understood, it's a clash between the Enlightenment 
ideal of freedom and a profoundly anti-Western movement that 
enslaves in the name of Allah. 
    U.S.-backed peacemaking has inflamed the conflict. The 
problem is not a pro-Israel tilt in D.C., but our morally agnostic 
peacemaking, which empowers jihadists. 
    Elan applies Ayn Rand's unique moral-political outlook and 
shares what you need to know about this pivotal conflict. 
    You can take the discussion online: #ARIonTour.
Wednesday, March 13, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, off 34th St.
Reception 7:00pm, Lecture and Q&A 7:30pm, Light refreshment
    This is sixth in the Ayn Rand Institute series -- The Road to 
a Free Society: ARI on Tour. Each is on the second Wednesday 
of the month, each is in the same location.
    Students FREE, general audience $10.00
Pay online or at door, cash, credit card, reserve by phone: 
949-222-6550 ext. 204        Sign up at: www.tiny.cc/RandTalks

NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sunday, March 29, 3:00pm
    As always, we'll talk about Ayn Rand, her works, challenges,
Objectivist life, options, associations and knowledge.
    Give and take, open to all, no charge, no reservations.
It's on the last Sunday of each month.
    It's at The Midtown Restaurant, 155 East 55 Street, between
3rd and Lexington Avenues, mid-block on the north side
of 55th Street, in Manhattan, free.
    There are usually about two dozen people at each Meetup.
Benny Pollack, Ayn Rand Meetup organizer, says: "Join our
group of regular Objectivists for a lively discussion on topics
related to Ayn Rand and Objectivist philosophy in general.
    "Please join us. If you are already versed in the topic, want
to learn or just want to spend an intellectually stimulating
afternoon, please come. I hope to see you all there."
    Get up-to-date info:  www.AynRand.meetup.com/8

NY Times, op-ed by Nina Teicholz, a March debater at Junto
    The Government's Bad Diet Advice. She writes: For two 
generations, Americans ate fewer eggs and other animal products 
because policy makers told them that fat and cholesterol were 
bad for their health. Now both dogmas have been debunked 
in quick succession... Read it all at: www.tiny.cc/Nina

Mark Cuban on Net Neutrality and Ayn Rand
    ...a few months ago invoking the name of famed author Ayn 
Rand, comparing the present battle with net neutrality to that of 
excessive regulation on railroads and steel manufactures in her 
novel "Atlas Shrugged," lauded by conservatives, libertarians 
and government skeptics.
    "In my adult life I have never seen a situation that paralleled 
what I read in Ayn Rands books until now with Net Neutrality,"
tweeted Cuban in November. "If Ayn Rand were an up and 
coming author today, she wouldn't write about steel or railroads, 
it would be net neutrality." From: www.tiny.cc/NET

How the world turned against Israel explained by Muravchik
    Last summer, you might remember statements rebuking 
Israel's retaliation against Hamas-controlled Gaza. But if you 
go back far enough, the picture is radically different. Before 
about 1967, international opinion largely favored Israel. People 
marched in the streets not to denounce, but to endorse Israel's 
self-defense against its militant Arab neighbors. What happened 
since then to bring about this sea change?  
    "Making David into Goliath" by Joshua Muravchik traces 
how international opinion turned so sharply against Israel. 
    Elan Journo, Ayn Rand Institute reviews: www.tiny.cc/David 
Elan talks with Muravchik about the book: www.tiny.cc/Goliath

"Hamilton" a play about our coolest Founding Father
    This play is certain to come to Broadway. Robert Begley 
who spoke about his heroes, including Alexander Hamilton, at 
Junto, found this play engrossing and recommends this review:
    The new off-Broadway musical Hamilton is pure genius....it 
has already extended its run three times...
     Miranda...got the idea...when he read Ron Chernow's 2004 
biography. Chernow, who served as a consultant...should be
proud. Miranda tells Hamilton's story in an intelligent and 
historically accurate way, while also making the show 
enormously entertaining. It takes some doing to set 
Washington's Farewell Address (which Hamilton helped write) 
to music and make it work. 
    Read the rest here: www.tiny.cc/Hamil

Free online lectures by Leonard Peikoff, "Eight Great Plays"
    Ayn Rand held that art is an indispensable need of human 
life, an irreplaceable form of spiritual refueling. 
    Peikoff selects eight masterpieces of world literature, from 
ancient Greece to the 20th century, that are both philosophically 
rich and esthetically exceptional. He analyses them as great 
works of drama and as as works that implicitly convey 
complete philosophies of life. 
    Sophocles' Antigone, Shakespeare's Othello, Pierre 
Corneille's Le Cid, Friedrich Schiller's Don Carlos, Henrik 
Ibsen's An Enemy of the People: www.tiny.cc/plays
     This is part of the Ayn Rand Institute Campus. They plan to 
have all of Peikoff's lectures available free by the end of the year.

Center for Ethics and Entrepreneurship
    Stephen Hicks, executive director
Articles on: Marketing psychology, How to teach business 
ethics, What happened to teenage entrepreneurs whom Peter 
Thiel paid to forgo college, Money in politics, How venture 
capital firm Andreessen Horowitz is disrupting Silicon Valley, 
Original architecture, Entrepreneurial medicine, William Kline 
on market-based business ethics and more. www.tiny.cc/Ethics

Ayn Rand on Columbia University's campus radio station, 1960s
    Recently posted online, Rand and others she had fill in for her. 
Much if this not available in decades. Among the subjects: 
dependence/independence, romantic writing, ethical questions,
humor, the military draft, romanticism vs naturalism, morality, 
visual arts, government, on conflicts of interest, foreign policy, 
Aristotle, Nietzsche, the press, recommended reading, civil 
disobedience, robber barons, psychology (Branden), the press, 
theater, movies, law in a free society: www.tiny.cc/Radio

"The Moral Case for Fossil Fuel" narrated by Alex Epstein 
    This book now in audio version. The author, a Junto speaker, 
says we usually hear only one side of the story. We're taught to 
think only of the negatives of fossil fuels, but not their positives 
-- their unique ability to provide cheap, reliable energy for a
world of 7 billion people. www.tiny.cc/audioFossil
    You can read the 1st chapter: www.tiny.cc/freeFossilChapter

Articles on Ayn Rand and Objectivism on the web 
    A friend sent me this site which has things such as "Movies 
of interest to Objectivists" 400 films having at least one of the 
following, it was worked on by Rand or her husband, it was 
discussed by Rand, contributing writers of her magazines or 
other prominent Objectivists, an adapation of an author or a 
work praised by Rand, etc.
    Advertising for the novel of "The Fountainhead:" Rand's 
novel was initially advertised with ad copy she recognized as 
wrong for the intended readership. This shows the early ads as 
well as subsequent ones which she approved.
    Statistics that the movie "The Fountainhead" did well at the 
1949 box office.         And other items: www.tiny.cc/ARstuff

The Savvy Street: flourishing, science, art, commerce, politics
    This site says it's about "Translating deep thinking into
common sense."   
    Some of the current articles are: I think Inductively, therefore 
I know -- The entire gamut of humankind's knowledge was 
gained by Induction and its complementary but secondary 
counterpart, Deduction, The courage to face a lifetime: 
Nathaniel Branden, 1930-2014, Science, doubt, and certainty,
If there IS a God, will you get into his heaven?, A legendary 
neuroscientist says "Goodbye" [Olive Sacks], When is 
student-professor sex okay?, Is it bad parenting to say Santa 
is real?, New "religion" of not vaccinating will kill children.
    Its columnists are: Vinay Kolhatkar, Jason Lockwood, 
Carrie-Ann Biondi, Robin Craig, Walter Donway, Marsha 
Familaro Enright [Junto speaker], Robert Gore, Dale B. 
Halling, Kaila Geary Halling, Stephen Hicks [Junto speaker], 
Kurt Keefner, Mark Tier, Joel Wade. 
    Check it out at: www.TheSavvyStreet.com

Launching Ayn Rand Institute Europe
    January 2015. Ayn Rand Institute has begun this branch in 
Europe to foster awareness, understanding and acceptance of 
Rand's philosophy of Objectivism. It will be a presence to 
engage audiences and advance the movement.

Forget net neutrality, focus on fiber, by Andy Kessler
    ...Regulation has left U.S. infrastructure stuck in the past. It 
is almost as if we duct-taped the Internet onto infrastructure from 
the 1970s and 1980s. The regulatory scheme employed by the 
FCC was and is geared toward phone calls. Title II has 100 
pages of arcane rules including one that requires operators to 
identify themselves "audibly and distinctly." Remember 
operators? We jam data down phone lines meant for voice 
calls and down coaxial cable meant for TV signals.
    This can change overnight. To get gigabit speeds, we need 
fiber running all over the place. Fortunately, fiber optics is glass, 
basically melted down sand. Plenty of that to go around. Instead 
of arguing about broadband speeds or invented problems like 
"net neutrality," we ought to be focused on the regulations and 
cronyism that impede running fiber on our poles and under our
roads and lawns.  Read it all at: www.tiny.cc/netN

"Atlas Shrugged" filmmakers have financing for 15 movies
    Atlas Distribution, the company behind the 3 movies, is set 
to announce it will spend up to $30 million in the next 3 years 
acquiring, making and distributing as many as 15 movies, 
moving beyond politics.
    The money is from UM Holdings, its chairman is John 
Aglialoro, the producer who largely bankrolled the "Atlas"
movies. www.tiny.cc/films
"Lunch Break" book of short stories, reminiscent of O. Henry
    Don Hauptman writes…If you're an admirer of the fiction of 
Ayn Rand but have read it all and are wondering where to go 
next, consider the work of Quent Cordair. 
    You may recognize the name because Mr. Cordiar has long
owned an eponymous gallery selling Romantic fine art. But
you may not have known that he's an author, too.
    "Lunch Break" is a collection of short stories. Reminiscent 
of O. Henry, each is imaginative, captivating, and well written. 
    The remarkably varied subject matter ranges from a tale of 
backwoods revenge to the adventure of the child of an Arabian 
diplomat in America...and from the meticulously detailed
profile of a misguided survivalist to the significance of a 
sculpture to a soldier at war.
    My only objection is that the author occasionally goes over 
the top, presenting us with circumstances and events that might 
strain credibility. 
    But given the current state of the culture, I prefer an excess 
of Romanticism to an excess of naturalism. "Lunch Break"
supplies inspiring and entertaining relief from the typical fare 
that the arts offer us these days.   
    Quality paperback and Kindle: www.tiny.cc/LunchB  

Ayaan Hirsi Ali talks about Islamic threats to the West 
    "...even before the Reagan administration, so many warning 
signs that we have ignored," Hirsi Ali said. "But now we have
no more excuse to ignore them."
    ...she labeled the Western response to Islamic threats as 
"incoherent and haphazard." She advocated "a battle of ideas.... 
Their slogan is, 'We love death.' Ours should be, 'We love life, 
and we're going to fight for it to the end.' That is an easy war 
to win."
    Hirsi Ali grew up a Muslim in Somalia. She was subjected 
to genital mutilation and fled to the Netherlands to escape an 
arranged marriage to a stranger. There, she served in the 
Parliament from 2003 to 2006.
    She wrote the script for the 2004 movie "Submission," 
criticizing Muslim attitudes toward women. That year, the 
director, Theo van Gogh, was murdered. His killer pinned a 
death threat against Hirsi Ali with a knife to van Gogh's body.
    Hirsi Ali serves as a fellow at the Belfer Center for Science 
and International Affairs. During her lecture, she drew
connections between radical groups such as the Islamic State 
and Muslim countries with which the U.S. has relations.
    Pakistan, she said, "mocked us. For years, they helped 
Osama bin Laden, and we found him without their assistance." 
Saudi Arabia has supplied the Islamic State group with 
volunteers and imprisons people for such crimes as "drinking 
alcohol, being homosexual..." Hirsi Ali said.
    She said, "I don't know if we agree that this is an evil we have 
to defeat." Read this report of her speech: www.tiny.cc/Hirsi

Cato and free banking   
    The current Cato quarterly just announced George Selgin 
as senior fellow and director of the Center for Monetary and 
Financial Alternatives. 
    Selgin is author of "The Theory of Free Banking." Half 
a page of the newsletter is about free banking. About Selgin: 
    Read his free book: Learn about successful unregulated 
banking systems in 19th-century Scotland and Canada among
others, and bank issued currencies: www.tiny.cc/FreeB

Hong Kong civics class puts Beijing on edge, by Isabella Steger
    Hong Kong -- High-school students in this city's mandatory
liberal studies class tackle issues that are strictly taboo in 
mainland Chinese schools -- press freedom, civil disobedience 
and the rule of law.  Read the rest: www.tiny.cc/civics

The Lagoon: How Aristotle invented science, book and YouTube
    Aristotle loom large over the history of Western thought, but 
the subject he most loved was biology. He wrote vast volumes 
about animals. He described them, classified them, told us where 
and how they live and how they develop in the womb or in the 
egg. He founded a science. It can even be said that he founded 
science itself.
    Biologist Armand Marie Leroi recovers Aristotle's science. 
He revisits Aristotle's writings and the places where he worked. 
He shows how Aristotle's science is deeply intertwined with
his philosophical system and reveals that he was not only the 
first biologist, but also one of the greatest.
    The Lagoon is both a travelogue and a study of the origins 
of science. And it shows how a philosopher who lived almost 
two millennia ago has much to teach us. www.tiny.cc/lagoon
    And you can see this joyous one hour BBC film, free on 
YouTube, by the author of the book: www.tiny.cc/aScience

Henry Mark Holzer's blog of legal and political commentary
     He's practiced constitutional and appellate law. His clients 
have included owners of pre-legalized gold, veterans seeking 
medical benefits, Soviet dissidents/defectors, author Ayn Rand.
    He was full-time professor of law Brooklyn Law School. His
courses included Constitutional Law, First Amendment,
National Security and Appellate Advocacy.
    Author about 300 articles, essays, reviews, often interviewed.
His most recent book, "The Supreme Court Opinions of Justice 
Clarence Thomas (1991-2006): A conservative's perspective." 
    Check out his blog: www./tiny.cc/HH

Political cartoon explains why cartoonists are attacked
    Cameron Cardow drew Thomas Jefferson writing, "Ridicule 
is the only weapon which can be used against unintelligible 
    Below his drawing Cardow wrote, "Why Isamofascists 
target editorial cartoonists first." See it: www.tiny.cc/weapon

The 20 hottest libertarian ladies of 2015
    On the list are Virginia Postrel, Junto speaker and Naomi 
Brockwell who has sung at Junto: www.tiny.cc/hottest

Andy Bernstein's "Atlas Shrugged": Protecting freedom in America
    At Junto he announced he's giving this 2-day course.
In "Atlas Shrugged" 1957, Ayn Rand predicted America's 
current collapse into cultural insanity, moral depravity and
socialist politics.
    Imagine learning how to make the chillingly accurate 
projections about the future of America that Ayn Rand made 
5 to 6 decades before these events occurred.
    That possibility is coming to you taught by one of the 
foremost scholars on this novel, Andrew Bernstein, Junto 
speaker and author of the CliffsNotes for "Atlas Shrugged."
    The two days will be separated by a month to allow time 
to "chew," digest and integrate the first-day's material.
    Two Saturdays -- April 12 and May 9,  9:00am to 6:00pm 
with 1-1/2 hour lunch included in price.
    Before March 20, 2015,  $160 for 2 days -- non-refundable
After March 20, 2015,  $200 for 2 days -- non-refundable
    Best Western Hotel and Conference Center,
at the intersection of Route 512 and Route 22, Bethlehem, PA
    For more information and to enroll contact, Paul Saunders 
at 610-248-5549 or email him at prsaunders7@verizon.net

Free market and Objectivist local meetings, sites and podcasts

*** Groups which meet in Manhattan ***
Ayn Rand Institute on Tour -- www.tiny.cc/RandTalks
Gotham Tea Party (occasionally) -- www.tiny.cc/GothamTea
Junto -- www.NYCjunto.org    
Manhattan Libertarian Party -- www.manhattanLP.org
NYC Ayn Rand Meetup -- www.meetup.com/AynRand-8
NY Objectivists/NY Heroes -- www.meetup.com/nyheroes

*** Sites to visit ***
Aristos: An online review of the arts -- www.aristos.org
"Atlas" in your life -- www.Fountainheadinstitute.com
Atlas Network -- www.AtlasNetwork.org
The Atlas Society -- www.AtlasSociety.org
The Atlasphere -- www.theAtlasphere.com
Ayn Rand Institute -- www.AynRand.org
Ayn Rand Lexicon -- www.AynRandLexicon.com
Cato Institute -- www.cato.org
Center for Industrial Progress -- www.tiny.cc/indProgress
The College of the United States -- www.rifinst.org
education blog -- www.LiberatingEducation.blogspot.com
Forum for Ayn Rand fans -- www.forums.4aynRandFans.com
Institute for Justice -- www.ij.org
JayTaylor newsletter-- www.tiny.cc/JayT
Liberty Magazine -- www.tiny.cc/LibertyMag
Ludwig Von Mises Institute -- www.mises.org
News Sandwich from Amy Peikoff -- www.tiny.cc/NewsS
The Objective Standard -- www.theObjectiveStandard.com
The Objective Standard's Blog -- www.tiny.cc/blogTOS
Objectivism Online -- www.objectivismOnline.com
Powell History -- www.tiny.cc/PowellHistory
Powell history courses -- www.HistoryAtOurHouse.com
Real Clear Politics -- www.RealClearPolitics.com
Rebirth of Reason -- www.RebirthOfReason.com
The Savvy Street -- www.TheSavvyStreet.com
Sense of Life Objectivists -- www.soloPassion.com
Tracinski at The Federalist  -- www.tiny.cc/FedTra
The Tracinski Letter -- www.tracinskiLetter.com

*** Internet podcasts, all free ***
These are mainly weekly "radio" shows you can hear online.
    Listen to shows live or at any time. Most are on iTunes.
If you're listening live, join by commenting or asking questions
by phone, email, in a chat room, tweeting, etc. 

* "Philosophy in action" Diana Heish answer questions from
listeners, applying rational principles to challenges of real life.
    Live Sun., Q&A, 11:00am eastern time
    Live Thur., Interview, 9:00pm eastern: www.tiny.cc/DianaH

* "The Yaron Brook Show"  Weekly, this radical for capitalism 
discusses news, culture and politics from the principled 
perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy, Objectivism. 
    Yaron, president Ayn Rand Institute, is co-author of
"Winning the Unwinnable War: America's self-crippled 
response to Islamic totalitarianism."
    He speaks worldwide on topics including the morality of 
capitalism, Ayn Rand's philosophy, finance and economics.
    Live Mon., 11:00am to 1:00pm eastern: www.tiny.cc/YBrook

* "Don't let it go unheard"  Amy Peikoff on news and politics 
from the perspective of Ayn Rand's philosophy Objectivism.
    Bosch Fawstin, illusWriter also on the show. Visit his site 
to see his clever and dramatic work: www.tiny.cc/BoschF
    Live Fri., 3:00pm to 5:00am eastern: www.tiny.cc/AmyP

* "The Peikoff podcasts"  Alternate weeks have 
Leonard Peikoff, philosopher, Ayn Rand's intellectual heir
Yaron Brook, president Ayn Rand Institute.
    Leonard answers questions on Ayn Rand's philosophy of 
Objectivism, on human relationships, career, moral issues -- 
not technical philosophy or practical politics.
    Yaron answers questions on politics, economics, foreign policy.
Podcasts available by topic, single questions or full episodes:

Fred Cookinham's five Ayn Rand walking tours
* "Atlas Shrugged"
* Ayn Rand's Park Ave.
* Skyscrapers of ''The Fountainhead''
* Ayn Rand on Broadway
* Ayn Rand Fifth Ave.    
Scheduled tours $20, and over 65 $15. Private tours $30.
To arrange for your private tour or for more information, call
Fred at home: 718-397-9019 or on his cell: 917-607-9019 or
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NYC Junto Newsletter – January 2015

January 23, 2015

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on January 23, 2015 ___________________________________________________ Contents * Junto meeting Thursday, February 5, 2015 * NEW Junto speakers through November 2015 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sunday, Jan. 25, 3:00pm * NEW Ayn Rand’s birthday, Sunday, Feb. 1, noon to 3:00pm * NEW 50 Years: Impossible Medicare, Wed. […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – December 2014

December 25, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on December 25, 2014 ___________________________________________________ Contents * Junto meeting Thursday, January 1, 2015 * NEW Junto speakers through November 2015 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Dec. 28, 3:00pm * NEW “How Goes the Battle,” Wednesday, Jan. 14, 7:00pm * NEW Institute for Justice wins against eminent […]

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Junto Newsletter – November 27, 2014

November 28, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on November 27, 2014 ___________________________________________________ Contents * Junto meeting Thursday, December 4, 2014 * NEW Junto speakers through November 2015 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Nov. 30, 3:00pm * NEW Celebrate your favorite hero, Sat., Dec. 6, 4:00pm * NEW Napolitano on Q&A online, Mon., Dec. […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – October, 2014

October 24, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on October 24, 2014 ___________________________________________________ Contents * Junto meeting Thursday, November 6, 2014 * NEW Junto speakers through November 2015 * NEW “The Can Opener” a brief musical play, Oct. 24-26 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., Oct. 26, 3:00pm * NEW Gold Standard: Good & necessary, […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – Sept. 25, 2014

September 25, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on September 25, 2014 ___________________________________________________ Contents * Junto meeting Thursday, October 2, 2014 * NEW Junto speakers through November 2015 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sunday, Sept. 28, 3:00pm * NEW Manhattan Institute, Proxy Monitor, Thur., Oct. 2, 8am * NEW “Celebrate Self” Biannual Hike, Sunday, Oct. […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – September 2, 2014

September 2, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on September 2, 2014 ___________________________________________________ Contents * Junto meeting Thursday, September 4 * Junto speakers through March 2015 * NEW “The Sacred Self: Ayn Rand” Wed., Sept. 10 * NEW “Atlas Shrugged Part Three” film opens Fri., Sept 12 * NEW Constitution Celebration NYC, Sat., Sept. 13 * […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on June 29, 2014 ___________________________________________________ Contents * NEW Junto meeting Thursday, August 7 * NEW Junto speakers through March 2015 * NEW Lott: “Think Like a Freak,” Victor: “Investing Secrets” * NEW NOTICE: March Junto will DEBATE on healthy diet * NEW Boston Tea Party Opera, Fringe Festival, […]

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NYC Junto Newsletter – June 26, 2014

June 26, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on June 26, 2014 ———————————————- Contents * NEW Junto meeting Thursday, July 3 * NEW Junto speakers through March 2015 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sunday, June 29, 3:00pm * NEW NY Heroes Meetup: Celebrate favorite heroes, July 20 * NEW Robert Begley’s June Junto available as […]

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Junto news, meeting Thurs. June 5

May 27, 2014

NYC Junto Newsletter written by Iris Bell on May 27, 2014 ————————- Contents * NEW Junto meeting June 5 * NEW Junto speakers through Feb. 2015 * NEW NYC Ayn Rand Meetup, Sun., May 25, 3:00pm * NEW Junto podcast available, free * NEW Gene Epstein spoke in Bucharest, watch his podcasts * NEW Things […]

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